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Human Capital Inequality and Electoral Outcomes in South Africa

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30 Sep 2016

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 100/2016; Authors: Biniam Bedasso and Nonso Obikili – Details for “Human Capital Inequality and Electoral Outcomes in South Africa”

This paper examines the nature and evolution of horizontal and vertical human-capital inequality in South Africa since the end of apartheid. It concludes that vertical inequality amongst youth is very strongly associated with changing electoral outcomes.

AISSR Professor Is Investigating Financial Warfare

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25 Sep 2016

Suspicious financial transactions are increasingly being tracked down as part of the battle against terrorism. Marieke de Goede studies the process and consequences.

Sustainable Development: Challenge or Chimera?

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23 Sep 2016

Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB); International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Working Paper 2016.13; Author: Prof. Dr. Jan Pronk – Details for “Sustainable Development: Challenge or Chimera?”

This paper is based on an invited lecture at the occasion of the opening of the academic year at IOB, University of Antwerp (12 Sep 2016).

IDS Welcomes Its Largest Intake of Development Studies Students

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22 Sep 2016

Students from over 40 countries come for seven MA courses in international development. All courses have been accredited by IAC/EADI.

Annual Research Day of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies

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21 Sep 2016

GCGS's affiliated groups researchers will meet for the Research Day workshops related to the following topics: climate change, citizenship, commodities and (im)mobility.

SUPRA Nordic Scholarship for MA and PhD students Spring 2017

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20 Sep 2016

The scholarship is one of the most important features of NIAS' Support Programme for Asian Studies. It offers students the best environment and resources to achieve a great MA thesis or PhD. Application deadline: 1 Oct 2016.

L'UCL/DVLP lance un appel à contribution pour son colloque international

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20 Sep 2016

À l’occasion de son 56e anniversaire, le centre d'études du développement de l'Université Catholique de Louvain,organise un colloque international les 9 et 10 mars 2017 autour du thème: “Le développement revisité. Regards croisés : intergénérationnels, interdisciplinaires et interrégionaux”.

Conférence Publique à l'Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement (IHEID)

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20 Sep 2016

Le 27 septembre 2016, Dominique Bourg, philosophe français, professeur à la Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement de l'Université de Lausanne, a proposé une réflexion sur le thème suivant: Humains-Terriens, ou post-humains et post-terriens demain ?

Doing Development Differently at the World Bank: Updating the Plumbing to Fit the Architecture

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18 Sep 2016

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); report; Authors: Katherine A. Bain with David Booth and Leni Wild – Details for “Doing Development Differently at the World Bank: Updating the Plumbing to Fit the Architecture”

This paper describes a recent pilot attempt in the World Bank’s Nigeria country portfolio that focusses on institutional reform and on changes in behaviours and incentives. It highlights potential future reform entry points and opportunities.

Revised Definition of Development Studies – EADI to Participate in NFU Conference

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13 Sep 2016

EADI will organise a panel “In search of a revised definition of Development Studies - Imagining global solutions for inequality and poverty” (Oslo, 24–25 November).

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